Punjabi Party of Malaysia

The Punjabi Party of Malaysia (Malay: Parti Punjabi Malaysia, Punjabi: ਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ, romanized: Pañjābī Pārṭī Maleśīā; abbreviated as PPM) is a Malaysian political party formed in 1986 but only successfully registered in 2003[1] to represent the interests of Malaysian Indian Punjabi community.[2] It is the only party in Malaysia founded specifically with the interests of Punjabi people in Malaysia as its mission.[3] The party also champion the rights of the Sikh religious belief.[4] Before the fall of Barisan Nasional (BN) in the 2018 general election, PPM was considered pro-BN and had been trying to join the previous governing coalition.[5]

Punjabi Party of Malaysia
Malay nameParti Punjabi Malaysia
ڤرتي ڤنجاب مليسيا
Punjabi nameਪੰਜਾਬੀ ਪਾਰਟੀ ਮਲੇਸ਼ੀਆ
Pañjābī Pārṭī Maleśīā
PresidentGurjeet Singh Rhande
FounderJeswant Singh
HeadquartersTingkat 3, Bangunan TWU, Box 'C' 21, Jalan Barat, 46200 Petaling Jaya, Selangor
National affiliationBarisan Nasional
Colours  Dark blue, red, white, yellow
Dewan Negara:
0 / 70
Dewan Rakyat:
0 / 222
Dewan Undangan Negeri:
0 / 587
Party flag

Punjabi Party of Malaysia on Facebook


  1. Jeswant Singh (1986–2002)
  2. Prof. Dato Dr. Gurdeep Perkash Singh (2002–2010)
  3. Susheel Kaur (2010–2013)[6]
  4. Datuk Gurjeet Singh Rhande (23 November 2013 - current)[7]

General election results

Election Total seats won Seats contested Total votes Voting Percentage Outcome of election Election leader
0 / 222
1 TBD TBD (Friends of BN) Gurjeet Singh Rhande

See also


  1. Chow Kum Hor, Sennyah Patrick (10 November 2002). "Parti Punjabi willing to wait for admission into BN". New Straits Times. The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  2. "Parti Punjabi forced to amend constitution". New Straits Times. The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. 3 October 2002. Archived from the original on 21 July 2012. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  3. "Parti Punjabi seeks members". New Straits Times. The New Straits Times Press (M) Berhad. 5 October 2003. Archived from the original on 11 June 2014. Retrieved 24 June 2008.
  4. "Parti Punjabi Malaysia disappointed over FB comment insulting religious belief". Bernama. New Straits Times. 3 October 2014. Retrieved 9 April 2019.
  5. Deborah Loh (12 May 2010). "Punjabi party wants in". The Nut Graph. Archived from the original on 7 May 2016. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  6. "MALAYSIAN PUNJABI PARTY GETS FIRST WOMAN PRESIDENT". DNA India. 3 May 2010. Retrieved 27 April 2016.
  7. "Parti Punjabi Malaysia wants direct representation to PMO". The Sun. 21 April 2018. Retrieved 17 April 2019.
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